Local government

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English schools struggle to cope as Covid wreaks havoc
Despite government narrative of a return to normality, schools in areas with high Covid rates lack support

Sally Weale and Nicola Davis

22, Oct, 2021 @4:33 PM

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The Guardian view on MPs’ security: it takes culture change | Editorial
Editorial: Protecting public servants is urgent, but uncivil politics and radicalisation are different problems with no quick solutions


21, Oct, 2021 @5:49 PM

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‘Self-obsessed and not bright’: what Middlesbrough’s mayor thinks of his councillors
Andy Preston intervenes after formal complaints by councillors against colleagues reach record

Kevin Rawlinson

21, Oct, 2021 @11:49 AM

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‘A growing divide’: Leicester East faces potential loss of second Labour MP
Conviction of Claudia Webbe could lead to byelection in seat where Tories have been gaining ground

Jessica Murray and Rajeev Syal

15, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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On Teesside, we have seen how ‘levelling up’ works in practice | Ben Houchen
As mayor of Tees Valley I know that Whitehall needs to stop micromanaging and let local people tackle local problems, says the Conservative mayor of Tees Valley Ben Houchen

Ben Houchen

05, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Climate crisis: fifth of London schools now susceptible to flooding
Sadiq Khan to warn time is running out to tackle emergency as he puts pressure on UK government to act

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

22, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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We can’t 'level up' while power is hoarded in Westminster | Letters
Letters: The Tory government must relinquish control and delegate decision-making to local authorities, writes Derrick Joad. Plus letters from Bill Kingdom, Rob Watling and David Prothero


22, Sep, 2021 @3:45 PM

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Zoom meeting star Jackie Weaver: ‘You need to put yourself out there’
The clerk who shot to fame over parish council meeting says she wants more women to take on leadership roles

Amelia Hill

20, Sep, 2021 @2:03 PM

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‘They won’t win’: Oldham council leader speaks out on arson attack
Arooj Shah, town’s first female Muslim leader, says she forced herself to go to council meeting the day after the attack

David Batty

20, Sep, 2021 @12:04 PM

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Want to ‘level up’ the UK? Just give places the power and money they need | John Harris
The government pits regions against one another in a battle for handouts. Meanwhile, it keeps cutting local authority funding, says Guardian columnist John Harris

John Harris

19, Sep, 2021 @12:13 PM

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North of England may get three more mayoralties in devolution agenda
Cumbria, North Yorkshire and East Riding of Yorkshire in line for more local power, says Robert Jenrick

Euan O'Byrne Mulligan

12, Sep, 2021 @10:32 PM

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Londoners fight to save Newham City Farm from closure threat
Residents up in arms about local council’s decision to recommend 44-year-old amenity be shut for good

Patrick Barkham

07, Sep, 2021 @1:20 PM

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